(2020-12-13) WD MyBook For MacBookPro
Dec13: 2nd one comes
- plug it in. Prompt comes about whether to use it as TimeMachine unit, I say yes. It gives me an error message, saying "eject or turn off". It seems like it already shut itself off. And it won't turn back on.
- downloaded/installed WD-Discovery and WD-Utilities. Doesn't matter if it won't power up.
- leave WD a DM tweet
Dec15 get email from Syntech - This adapter is compatible with a MacBook Pro 2019 16". But it is incompatible with a WD MyBook hard drive, because it cannot supply enough power. Which doesn't quite make sense to me, since the drive has its own power supply (unlike some portable drives). I emailed them back to confirm.
Western Digital support: It usually works with most of the USB adapters.
So I returned their 2nd drive, too.
I just bought a G-Tech 1TB G-Drive for $75. Gets powered through the USB-C, is super-fast.
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